RIAA Double-Platinum Artist Joins Nation’s Only Music Rights Organization
Nashville, Tenn. (March 29, 2017) – Multiple award-winning, country artist and songwriter Lee Brice has signed with SESAC, it was announced today by John Josephson, chairman and CEO, SESAC Holding, Inc., the nation’s only Music Rights Organization and the most progressive PRO in the country, for representation.
Lee Brice, whose chart-topping singles include “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Love Like Crazy” is among Nashville’s most respected singer/songwriters of the decade. He has written songs for artists including Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” Tim McGraw’s “Still,” and Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.”
“Lee is one of the most skillful lyricists and admired vocalists in country music,” said Josephson. “His creative versatility and wide-ranging lyrics not only resonates with his many fans but also his peers across the industry. We’re very proud to welcome Lee to the SESAC family.”
“I’m proud to be part of the SESAC family. John and the SESAC team are doing great things on behalf of artists and songwriters, and I’m thrilled to be part of their family of creatives,” says Lee.
Brice released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. The record earned raves everywhere from NPR to Country Weekly and found The New York Times hailing him as “a sensitive macho man,” a compliment that perfectly encapsulates both sides of Brice’s persona. Hard 2 Love also garnered Lee his late-night debut with a stirring performance of “I Drive Your Truck” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
Brice took it a step further on his latest album, I Don’t Dance, relishing the role of producer with a flair for experimentation, resulting in the album’s title track hitting #1 at radio the week the album came out.
Most recently, Brice earned his first RIAA double-Platinum certification, marking more than two million sales and streams of his single, “I Don’t Dance,” (Curb Records 2014), marking his seventh consecutive certification since “Love Like Crazy” certified Gold in 2010.
The award-winning songwriter, producer and male-vocalist will continue to tour through the fall while also writing and recording his fourth studio album slated for release in 2017 on Curb Records. For more about the ‘American Made’ tour and a list of upcoming cities and dates, please visit http://www.leebrice.com/tour.
The affiliation of Brice is the latest in a string of prominent signings to SESAC’s roster, which include R.E.M., Rosanne Cash, Kings of Leon, Randy Newman, Axl Rose, Zac Brown, Green Day, Kesha, George Clinton, REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.
About SESAC Holdings, Inc:
SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution.
SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA’s Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.